UPDATE: U.S. House passes food-safety bill

UPDATE: U.S. House passes food-safety bill

WASHINGTON The National Restaurant Association praised members of the U.S. House for passing a wide-ranging measure to overhaul the Food and Drug Administration and address problems with the nation's food supply.

The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, or H.R. 2749, passed Thursday afternoon by a vote of 283 to 142. The measure is designed to strengthen the country's food safety system and respond to recent food poisoning outbreaks involving items like peanut produc

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